Author Event: Norma Joyce Dougherty - Island Girl: A Triumph of Spirit

Everyone loves a good fairy tale and Island Girl: A Triumph of the Spirit, from author Norma Joyce Dougherty, fits the bill. Norma shares how in 1970, God led her, a poor, young farm girl from Prince Edward Island, Canada to live out a real-life fairy tale on the world stage. “I became a world traveler and overnight success as Miss Dominion of Canada and contestant in the Miss World, Miss Universe, Queen of the Pacific, and semi-finalist in Miss International. She found fame and fortune,” but adds, “I lost my home, myself, and a sense of belonging. It took many years to find ‘me’ again.” Women of every age will relate with her identity crisis—a crisis that is all too common in this post-modern era due to the bombardment of direct marketing campaigns designed to focus our goals on looking, acting, and being someone we're not. Norma Joyce recounts her story in a lively “fairy-tale” theme as she shares the long journey from a world where lies and deception prevail to one where the truth of Jesus Christ is her power source, her light, radiance, beauty, peace, joy and her triumph. 

Author Bio: 

Norma Joyce Dougherty received her B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in Political Science from prestigious Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. During the past twenty years Norma Joyce has volunteered with the international women’s ministry, Stonecroft Ministries, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri as a motivational speaker, conference planner, and a leader of women’s Bible study groups. She also served as a District Consulting Coordinator and a member of the National Board of Directors. She states, “I do not claim to be an expert on any one subject. I share what I have learned from both my successes and failures, in hopes they will help another young woman going through the same experiences. I believe my message is powerful for those seeking authentic answers to the questions...who am I, where do I belong, and what is my purpose in life? Norma Joyce resides in Charlotte, NC with her family. 

 

 

 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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